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Basketball

All-star hoops game set

MORRISDALE - The 2015 Senior All-Star Madness Game, a high school boys basketball all-star contest, will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at West Branch High School.The Purple Rain team, coached by Huntingdon's Nick Payne, will take on the Teal High Flyers, coached by Moshannon Valley's Kris Glunt. ...

District 6 selects Class AAAA stars

LEWISTOWN - The District 6 AAAA boys and girls basketball coaches selected all-stars for the 2014-15 season."District 6 itself does not sponsor or name all-star teams, but the coaches at the AAAA schools wanted to recognize the outstanding efforts of players at these schools," Kevin Kodish, ...

North squads sweep all-star game challenge

By Paul BuriakFor the MirrorJOHNSTOWN - The North all-star squads swept a doubleheader Sunday afternoon at the eighth annual Ameriserv Senior Hoops Showcase at the Pitt-Johnstown Sports Center, but in distinctly different fashions.In the opener, the girls all-stars battled through a ...

AmeriServe Showcase rosters

The eighth AmeriServ Senior Hoops Showcase presented by The Tribune-Democrat will be played at 3 and 5 p.m. today at the Pitt-Johnstown Sports Center.The girls' game will tip off at 3 p.m. with the boys' contest following at approximately 5 p.m. The annual basketball all-star doubleheader ...

Varner’s shot erases chance for Blair victory

By Michael Boytimmboytim@altoonamirror.comCRESSON - Let Friday night's 10th annual girls Mirror Classic serve as a notice to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.Ana Hollen doesn't like to lose.The Bellwood-Antis senior scored a game-high 19 points and had the go-ahead basket with 30 ...

Central PA’s decision to share pays off big

By Philip Cmorpcmor@altoonamirror.comCRESSON - Jesse Ottaway came off the floor midway through the fourth quarter exhorting his teammates.Not to rise up and break Central PA's boys stranglehold in the Altoona Mirror Basketball Classic. It already had long been decided that was going to remain ...

Central PA boys impressed with Campbell

CRESSON - It drew a few bemused looks from Central PA boys players and their parents when they arrived at the Summit Athletic Club earlier this week and first met their coach, Sherri Campbell of Glendale."I was surprised," Johnstown's A.J. Fisher said. "It was definitely different."The regional ...

Blairsville’s talent on display in Mirror Classic

The kids from Blairsville have faced a lot of good basketball competition growing up.Some of the best of it was during recess in grade school."We've always been athletic. Growing up, we've always been doing tournament teams in elementary schools, the girls and the boys," Troy Williams said. ...

B-A’s Leamer works hard to develop all-around game

Bellwood-Antis' Kelly Leamer and Ana Hollen were fitting in just fine at their first practice for the 10th annual Altoona Mirror Classic on Tuesday night at the Summit Athletic Club, cracking up their Blair County girls teammates during a break with stories like the time they planned to split a ...

Hileman, Weston honorary captains for Friday’s games

The honorary captains for the 10th annual Altoona Mirror Basketball Classic left their marks on the game locally in different ways.They are ex-Hollidaysburg Area High School standout Jill (Colabrese) Hileman and Charlie Weston, who provided play-by-play for local radio broadcasts for nearly 35 ...

Kendrick enjoys scholastic memories

By Matt MicheloneFor the MirrorBEDFORD - When Tussey Mountain lost senior guard Courtney Rupert for the season, it had to look no further then another senior to lead the way.That player was Breana Kendrick, who finished her career with more than 1,000 points, and multiple Inter-County ...

Vincentian dominates

HERSHEY - Senior forward Brenna Wise recorded a triple-double as Pittsburgh's Vincentian Academy defeated Old Forge 86-38 Saturday afternoon for its second consecutive PIAA Class A girls' basketball championship.Wise scored a game-high 30 points with 11 rebounds and 13 steals, all in 21 ...

Cumberland Valley girls repeat

The Associated PressHERSHEY - Cumberland Valley earned its second straight PIAA Class AAAA girls basketball title on Friday, getting a team-high 13 points from Villanova commit Kelly Jekot in a physical 40-35 victory over Central Bucks West.Jekot, Pennsylvania's reigning Gatorade Player of the ...

Colts celebrate 50th anniversary

Back on March 22, 1965, the Northern Cambria Area High School boys basketball team earned itself a special slice of history.The Colts became the school's first and only PIAA basketball championship team to date, wrapping up a 30-1 season by upending a talented Montrose squad, 78-69 in what was ...

Future looks bright for Portage

MECHANICSBURG - The Portage Lady Mustangs emerged from their locker room.The good-byes had been said. The tears had been shed.Now players like Kacie Baker seemed to be moving past it."It's an awkward state. It's bittersweet," Baker said. "We made it this far, but we still want to make it ...

Lady Mustangs’ thrilling ride ends in second OT

MECHANICSBURG - Katie Nolan and Lexi Wozniak made 3-pointers just before the buzzer in regulation and the first overtime to extend Portage's Cinderella run in the PIAA Class A girls playoffs.The final horn of the second overtime served as the alarm clock ending the Lady Mustangs' dream of ...

PIAA basketball capsule

Old Forge (2-1) vs. Portage (6-4)SATURDAYGIRLSClass A quarterfinalsTeams: Portage Lady Mustangs (24-4); Old Forge Lady Devils (15-10).Site, time: Cumberland Valley High School, Mechanicsburg, 6 p.m.The coaches: Portage - Lance Hudak (146-177 in 13 years). Old Forge - Ron Stacchiotti (15-10 in ...

Portage eyeing Hershey

Without any prior experience beyond the first round upon with to draw, the Portage Area Lady Mustangs have utilized emotion and instinct to fuel their magical run from the fourth-place finisher in District 6 to one of the four teams remaining in the PIAA Class A girls basketball tournament.Lady ...

Portage fans will be ‘Herd’

BELLEFONTE - Portage Area basketball games are full of interesting sights and sounds - sometimes one of them is a 293-pound young man doing flips while dressed like he was going to an interview or church.You will believe a man can fly."The flip has become special. It's given our teams good luck ...